10 October 2010

1901 - First Nobel Peace Prize

The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 and was equally divided between:

JEAN HENRI DUNANT, Switzerland. Founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva; Initiator of the Geneva Convention (Convention de Genève).

FRÉDÉRIC PASSY,   France. Founder and President of the first French peace society (since 1889 it has been called the Société Francaise pour l'arbitrage entre nations).


Travis Cody said...

This is some excellent history, as well as incredibly inspirational.

Mimi Lenox said...

I am learning a lot here tonight. This is awesome!!!